The Ice Storm

The Ice Storm

An Historic Record in Photographs of January 1998

Book - 1998
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In January 1998, five days of freezing rain, up to 100 millimetres, fell in some parts of eastern Canada and the northeastern United States. About 2 million homes -- more than 5 million people -- were plunged into darkness for up to a month in the dead of winter. It was, indisputably, the storm of the century. This book is the definitive story of the ice storm, captured in pictures by Canada's best news photographers. The following newspapers have combined their resources to make this book: La Presse (Montreal), The Gazette (Montreal), The Ottawa Citizen, Le Nouvelliste (Trois Rivières), Le Droit (Ottawa), The Whig-Standard (Kingston), The Standard Freeholder (Cornwall), The Recorder and Times (Brockville) and La Voix de l'Est (Granby). A portion of the proceeds is donated to charity.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c1998
ISBN: 9780771061004
Branch Call Number: 363.3492 Abl 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 192 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps


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Jan 26, 2015

A vivid photographic account of the great ice storm of January 1998 that cut a swath of destruction from Eastern Ontario to the Maritimes. The scale of the destruction and its effect on people captured by various photojournalists, supplemented by extensive text, is astonishing. And it's contradictory to say so, but as destructive as it is, freezing rain also has a strangely beautiful side to it as well.

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